Mars is dying...

Mars is dying...

Not through fault or neglect or wicked reason, not even because of the Gods; though some would say this is so. Mars is dying because it is old.

For time beyond count, our world has floated with the orb of the sun god, basking in the everwarmth that it provides, the Martian brothers sailing around giving constant company.

The Ancients warned the death of Mars might be so. Long, long ago; before the Storm. It is said the Storm lasted for an age or more: I for one, do not believe this to be true even though the clan elders warn me against foolish words.

There are still some Ancient writings in the deep deserts for those who wish to learn and are willing to brave sandstorms and the creatures that live there. Most of our knowledge from before the Storm comes from stories told around the clan fires, told again and again, embellished ever so lightly with each clan teller so who knows what is true and what is not.

With each storm season, the Ancient houses and temples disappear and reappear so fast that is easy to loose them completely, Gods know how large their cites were or what final secrets they contain. Three whole clans have been lost searching for the chief city with no sign or call from them these long years past.

But now we have new troubles and concerns. The Earthers have come to Mars: to steal and pillage what they can and to take it away to their blue world. Curse them to the Gods! They have no right, no honour and no need to be here. Like parasites they come here destroying whatever they touch and leaving mayhem in their wake.

They must be sent back across the sky ocean to their blue world.

They must be stopped.

It must happen now!

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Convoy AAR

A Japanese exploration convoy was passing through some Martian escarpments soon after rescuing the Princess Imperial from the clutches of some, hereto unknown antagonists (on which there will be a report as soon as certain details can be corroborated).

Unfortunately for the Japanese, the escarpments happened to be inhabited...

The Sky Martians quickly got to the surface and started towards the column taking heavy fire as they approached.

The Japanese volleys seemed to have little effect and the when the Sky Martians made contact the fighting was fierce.

The Sky Martians seemed to be beaten off but they were not in full retreat and seemed to be waiting for something; even with the advance of the steam suit RV78 and the Princess Imperials personal guard.

Unfortunately, there were Sky Martian reinforcements waiting behind some mesa just waiting for the Japanese to be distracted enough...

The Japanese had to make a last stand and protect to the Princess Imperial to the last man.

The last shot is of the last Japanese commander on top of the steam walker Type 61 before he got over whelmed. We can only assume that the Princess Imperial was taken captive by the Sky Martians as no sign of her body was discovered by the relief force...

Diary of Archibald Harris-Hampton...

This attack by the Sky Martians appears to have been more than just a simple assault on human forces. What schemes are they planning and just whom are they planning them with...

Game was played using a modified version of Muskets and Tomahawks with thanks to Happy Wanderer for the alterations.


  1. Excellent stuff! Is there a GM running the game, or do you set up a scenario with special rules, or are there provisions for surprise entry of 'native' forces?

    1. Thanks :-)

      There's sometimes a gm but mostly we play without. There are occasional special rules as well depending on the scenario (for this game there was a random entry point generator).

      We play for the narrative though so occasionally fudge things to help with that.



  2. Oh yes this is what VSF is about!
    Well done, good figures, terrain and game what else does a man need...beside of course good port, a cheroot and an elephant gun!

    1. Thank you Capt!

      We have everything apart from the elephant gun lol



  3. The loss of face is intolerable. The Princess must be rescued and her captors suitably chastised.